I first went to longford cinema pre 1939 war to watch errol flynn as robing hood. sticks in my memory as does many other lesser films during the war i seem to remember a local man called john comer who during a night of bombing went on stage to entertain as we where not allowed out as bombs were falling! john comer later became a actor appearing in films etc and “the last of the summer wine”. My s.i.l worked there when it first opened and i have seen a picture of the staff on the opening night, her name is betty badham now living in califoria usa. so many memories!!!
D Humphries – Stretford
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- A resource for those wishing to know more about one of Stretfords major architectural masterpieces and potential community focal points. Known as the Longford Cinema, Essoldo Stretford, Lucky 7 or Rank Bingo, it has been out of use for over 18 years. This site endorses local community sentiment & the what is generally understood to be the building owners intent to re instate the building to public use in whatever capacity. SIGN UP BELOW FOR UPDATES TO YOUR EMAIL
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